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Classic television programming. I believe the episodes I uploaded are public domain, though I could be mistaken on that. Includes shows from the United States of America, United Kingdom, and Australia. Shows range from the 1940s to 1970s. 

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An episode of "The Betty White Show". 
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Topics: The Betty White Show, 1954, Classic TV, Daytime TV, Daytime Television, Betty White
Episode "Santa's Helper" of the oddly-named 1950s sitcom "Date with the Angels". In this episode, the lead character tries to get a job for an elderly friend, which causes trouble when, after getting a job as a Department store Santa, he starts giving away toys for free. Starring Betty White. Sorry for picture quality flaws caused by issues beyond my control. Uploaded by: "The_Emperor_Of_Television"
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Topics: Classic TV, TV, Classic Television, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Sitcom, Show,...
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An episode of "The Lone Ranger" from 1949. Not the first, but one of the earliest US network shows produced on film. Originally aired 6 October 1949 (note: this is a syndication print).
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1940s TV, 1940s Television, Western, The Lone Ranger, Tonto, Early...
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An episode of the 1950s television series "Life with Elizabeth", starring Betty White. It had started as a live local series in 1952 (no recordings seem to survive of this version), and aired as a filmed first-run syndication series from 1953 to 1955.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Life with Elizabeth, Betty White, Comedy, Sitcom,...
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An episode of "Your Hit Parade" from the 24th December 1955. This NBC series presented the cast performing covers of pop chart hits. This episode has excellent production values and one of the worst commercials of all time. Also one of the few episodes of this series with an actual guest star. Main Singers are Dorothy Collins, Snooky Lanson, Russell Arms, and Gisele MacKenzie.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Christmas, Popular Music, Advertising,...
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An episode of "The Lone Ranger" from 1949. Note: This is an edited syndication print, missing several minutes. Originally aired 22 December 1949.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, The Lone Ranger, Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels
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A collection of US commercials for products you can no longer buy. Forgive me if there's any mistakes. Sometimes the brand is still around but the exact product is gone (such as with "Futurama" lipstick by Revlon), sometimes both the product and brand are gone (such as with "Tip Toni"). Some only exist in-name-only, while at least one product is no longer available in the US but is still sold in another country. The commercials are mainly from the 1950s, along with some from...
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Topics: Classic TV, Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 1960s, Classic Commercials for...
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Re-upload with better picture quality. This is the thanksgiving episode of "Burns & Allen", originally aired 22 November 1951 on CBS. Classic comedy. Features original commercials with Harry von Zell for Carnation Evaporated Milk.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Comedy, Sitcom, Classic Comedy, Live TV, Live...
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A Christmas episode of "The Liberace Show" from 1954. This series featured piano player Liberace. The episode contains him mostly playing the piano with a handful of singing moments. Uploaded in 512Kb format because of my extremely slow internet connection.
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Topics: Classic TV, TV, Television, Classic Television, Popular Music, Piano, Piano Player, Pianist, 50s,...
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One of the earliest reality TV series, but not the first (that was "Cash and Carry", 1946-1947). This is a highlights episode aired in 1953 (re-uploaded due to sync problems with previous upload).
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Reality TV, Reality Television, Seto Kaiba does not approve, 1950s, 50s
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An episode of the live television series "The Buster Keaton Show", complete with commercials for Studebaker. This is said to be the sole surviving episode of this comedy series, which aired in the Los Angeles area.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Studebaker, Buster Keaton, Comedy, Sitcom
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An episode of "Your Hit Parade", a 1950s TV show featuring covers of the top hits of the week. Songs in this episode are: "That's Amore", "Changing Partners", "Stranger in Paradise", "Heart of My Heart" (WTF!), "Man and Woman", "Oh My Pa-Pa" (no comment on the wig), and "Secret Love". Cast members are: Snooky Lanson, Dorothy Collins, Gisèle MacKenzie and Russell Arms. Also contains original commercials for Lucky...
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, 1950's, 50's, Fifties, Your Hit Parade, Music
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An episode of the proto-reality game show series "Strike it Rich". Widely considered to be one of the worst television series ever produced.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Game Show, Game Shows, Reality TV, Reality Television
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Buster Keaton...in a 1950s sitcom! In this episode of the popular though short-lived series, Buster reluctantly agrees to appear in a play to raise funds to save the sports goods shop....
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Early Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Life with Buster Keaton, Buster...
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An episode of the infamous rigged 1950s game show "The $64,000 Question". When the scandal broke that several very popular quiz shows were "fixed", the ratings of several non-rigged quiz shows (such as "You Bet Your Life" and others) declined as well. This episode is complete with commercials for Revlon Lipstick.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Unfabulous, Game Show, Game Shows, Game Show Scandal,...
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An episode of "Puppet Playhouse Presents Howdy Doody" from 1948. This series was among the first "hits" of television.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Early Television, 1940s, 40s, 1940s TV, 1940s Television, Puppet Playhouse,...
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An episode of the western TV series. The doctor is concerned about an outbreak of diphtheria, while meanwhile there is a criminal on the loose...meanwhile, IMDb says this episode is from 1959, but the copyright notice says 1956. Luckily, the production company didn't renew the copyright. Picture quality not up to my usual standards.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Frontier Doctor, Western, Rex Allen
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An episode of the early television western "The Lone Ranger". Episode originally aired 29 December 1949 (this is a syndication print missing a few minutes of the episode).
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, The Lone Ranger, Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, Western
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An episode of "Stump the Stars" from 1963. Special guests are: Nick Adams and Paula Prentiss. This was a CBS game show also known as "Pantomime Quiz".
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Topics: Stump the Stars, Nick Adams, 1960s, 60s, Sixties, TV, Television
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An episode of the light-hearted game show "Pantomime Quiz" from 1955. In this show, eight celebrities play a variantion on the popular "Charades" game. Celebrities include: Richard Egan, Elaine Stritch, Jerry Lester, Lori Nelson, and Hans Conried. Includes original commercials! Sorry for the slight cut-off at the end. This show later changed title to "Stump the Stars".
Topics: Classic TV, Television 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Pantomime Quiz, Jerry Lester, Stump the Stars, Game...
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The last prime-time episode of the 1950s/1960s run of "To Tell the Truth". In this show, the celebrity panal has to guess which of the 3 people is telling the truth, and which 2 are the imposters. The show spawned the phrase "will the real [person] please stand up?"
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Topics: To Tell the Truth, 1960s, 60s, Sixties, Sixties Television, Classic TV, Classic Television,...
Another episode of the long-running United States television series "Your Hit Parade". This 1950's series featured singers performing covers of the hits of the week. Aired 31st December 1955. The series had excellent production values but some amazingly poor commercials. Regardless, this episode features the cast covering songs like "Autumn Leaves", "Love and Marriage" and "Moments to Remember".
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Topics: Classic TV, Classic Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Pop Music, Popular Music,...
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An episode of the comedy-variety series "The Milton Berle Show". Milton's guests in this episode are: Esther Williams, Harry James, Buddy Rich, and Elvis Presley. (note: this is a B&W copy of a color telecast, with the color version being lost).
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, The Milton Berle Show, Esther Williams, Elvis Presley
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An episode of "The Steve Allen Show", a variety show aired in prime-time on NBC. This copy is complete with the original commercials. Highlights include Don Adams doing a comedy routine, Errol Flynn doing a parody of "To Tell the Truth" and Martha Raye doing a spoof of "Your Hit Parade". Note: black-and-white copy of color/colour broadcast. Audio sync is imperfect at times.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, The Steve Allen Show, Steve Allen, Don Adams, Errol Flynn, Martha Raye, 1957
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An episode of "Beat the Clock", a popular game show. Think about it: This aired over 60 years ago. This copy contains original commercials and network ID.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Game Show, Early Television
An episode of "The Colgate Comedy Hour", one of the more expensive variety-series of the earliest days of television's growing popularity. Guests in this episode are: Donald O'Connor, Kay Starr, and Ben Blue. Complete with commercials, and a funny sketch spoofing tin-pan-alley songwriting.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Colgate, Commercials, Variety Series, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties,...
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An episode of "Armstrong Circle Theatre" from 17 November 1953 called "The Bells of Cockaigne", with Gene Lockhart, James Dean and Vaughn Taylor. Light drama, and runs about 90 seconds shorter than most other live-drama shows of the time. Features James Dean shirtless in one scene.
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Topics: Armstrong Circle Theatre, Gene Lockhart, James Dean, 1953, 50s, 1950s, TV, Television, Classic TV,...
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An unsold pilot from 1958 called "Maggie", starring Margaret O'Brien. The pilot for the unproduced sitcom was shown on 29 August 1960 as part of the summer replacement series "The Comedy Spot", a series which presented various pilots for unproduced sitcoms.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Margaret O'Brien
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A bizarre 1952 TV pilot for "The Spike Jones Show", a comedy/variety show. The pilot was not picked up, but Spike Jones did eventually host a series on TV: In 1954 he hosted a mid-season replacement, in 1957 he hosted a summer replacement, and in 1961 he hosted yet another series. (if there's anything wrong with this upload, please let me know).
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Topics: Classic TV, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Television, Racial Stereotyping, Unsold Pilot, failed pilot, The...
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An unusual episode of "Four Star Playhouse". David Niven stars as a man who has a meeting on a train with a person who disappeared months earlier. Originally aired 15 January 1953.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, David Niven, Four Star Playhouse, Drama, Mystery, Early television, Robert...
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An episode of "Truth or Consequences", a long-running and popular game show. Jack Bailey hosts this episode, which contains the original *live* advertising for Old Gold filtered cigarettes. (date corrected per review)
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Game show, Early Television, Jack Bailey, Truth or...
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An episode of "What's My Line" from 1953, featuring Eleanor Roosevelt as the mystery guest (her voice was considered so recognisable that John Daly answers the questions for her). A very popular game show.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, What's My Line, Panel Show, Game Show, Eleanor...
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This is the pilot that was made to get "local" televsion personality Lawrence Welk picked up as a network series. One of the most "square" things you'll ever see, but that's part of the charm....
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Topics: The Lawrence Welk Show, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, TV, Television, Music, Polka, Classic TV, Television
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A 1960 television film starring Phil Silvers and guest starring Jack Benny. It is a spoof of TV westerns. Notice the interestingly used laugh-track. I am pretty sure this is public domain, it does not appear on the US copyright office catelogue website search. Note: This is a television special, not a pilot.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Comedy, Western, Spoof, Phil Silvers, Jack Benny, Ted de Corsia, WTF, TV...
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A very dated episode of the comedy-variety series "All Star Revue". This episode features Bob Hope. Original 1952 commercials intact.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Bob Hope, All Star Revue
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An episode of the short-lived series "The Frank Sinatra Show". Picture quality isn't very good. His guests in this episode are Pat Suzuki and Natalie Wood. I read somewhere that this series was panned by the critics and failed in the ratings. (public domain, but don't upload it to YouTube as the Sinatra estate foolishly thinks they own it)
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, The Frank Sinatra Show, Frank Sinatra, Pat Suzuki,...
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An episode of the comedy series "The George Gobel Show", also featuring Peggy King, and special guest Jeffrey Hunter. (IMDb says this aired 5 February 1955. Are they right or wrong?).
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, The George Gobel Show, Peggy King, Jeffrey Huner,...
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An episode of "Texaco Star Theater", a very popular comedy-variety series starring Milton Berle. His guests in this episode include singer Ethel Merman, actor Keye Luke, tap-dancer Teddy Hale, and acrobats Los Gottos. The final segment features songwriters singing their songs. Original commercials intact. (thanks for letting me know the file turned out OK)
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Topics: Texaco Star Theater, 1940s Television, Early Television, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Keye Luke,...
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An episode of "The Dinah Shore Chevy Show", a popular television variety series. This episode features her guests Groucho Marx, Gwen Verdon and Ingemar Johansson, and more. A lively mix of music, comedy and dancing, plus the Chevrolet commercials. Note: This is a black-and-white copy of a color/colour NBC broadcast. I don't have the colour version. (note: I am worried this video may freeze duing playing. Please let me know if there is any problems)
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Variety show, Variety series, The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, 1950s, 50s,...
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An unsold TV pilot from 1963 called "The Plot Thickens". Same concept as the early 1950s series "Crawford Mystery Theatre" (of which only a single kinescope survives...anyone able to upload it?). In this pilot, a panel is shown a short film about a crime, and then has to guess who the guilty person is. Features Groucho Marx as one of the panel members. Could someone please check that this is public domain?
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Unsold Pilot, Unsold TV Pilot, Television Pilot, 1960s, 60s, Sixties
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An episode of "The Bob Hope Chevy Show". This has been uploaded before, but this copy has very slightly better picture quality...I hope! Lots of variety with guests Ginger Rogers, Mickey Mantle, Peggy King and more. Lots of dated humor too, which adds to the fun. There's even a couple Chevrolet commercials!
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, The Bob Hope Chevy Show, Bob Hope, Chevrolet, Ginger...
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An episode of the half-hour anthology series of the 1950s. The episode stars Dick Powell and Akim Tamiroff, and was originally telecast 24 May 1956 on CBS. Tamiroff plays an unpopular dictator. Interestingly, the drama is filmed almost entirely in a single room. Note: my disc source has "fake" opening titles. I hope this is still OK to upload here.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Dick Powell, Akim Tamiroff, Anthology, Anthology series, Drama
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One of the few surviving episodes of the CBS version of "The Goldbergs". In this episode, The Goldberg family come home from their vacation and quickly learn that not everyone tells the truth.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1940s Television, 1940s TV, Sitcom, The Goldbergs
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An unusual episode of "The Colgate Comedy Hour", though without any colgate. Hosts of this episode are Rhonda Fleming and Gordon MacRae. Guests in this episode are The Clark Brothers, Jane Morgan, and Abbott and Costello.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, The Colgate Comedy Hour, Colgate Comedy Hour, America,...
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Simple & unpretentious early television series, starring Morey Amsterdam and broadcast on the DuMont Network. Also appearing in this episode are Art Carney, singer Vic Damone, Jacqueline Susann (in an acting role) and dancers Mary Raye and Naldi. Despite what the review says there is only a single commercial, which runs about 2 minutes, and a couple of brief mentions of the sponsor elsewhere. (Note: the series previously aired on CBS. This is the first DuMont-aired episode)
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1940s, 40s, Early Television, 1940s TV, 1940s Television, The Morey...
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A 1951 episode of "The Trouble with Father". Borderline offensive. Not one of the better episodes of this usually-fun series. (IMDb says this aired 27 January 1951, which is the source for the 1951 date I've listed here for years. Are they incorrect?)
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Topics: Classic TV, 1950s, Fifties, TV, Television, The Trouble with Father
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An episode of the US game show "Stump the Stars" from 1963. Special guests are: Nina Foch and Michael Landon. This show is also known as "Pantomime Quiz".
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Stump the Stars, 1960s, Sixties
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Episode "Queen of the Bee" of the popular early television series "Mama". Dagmar wants to win the spelling bee contest, while her father places a bet. It is almost interesting that we are in the 2010s, with this 1950s TV show, set in the 1910s! Complete with original commercials and note about summer schedule break.
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Topics: Classic TV, 1950s, 50s, Television, Drama, Dramedy, Old
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An episode of the controversal yet popular proto-reality TV series "Queen for a Day". Much-panned by critics of the day. This is from late March 1958 based on one of the promos it contains. (note: "Queen for a Day" aired at 4PM to 4:45PM each weekday on NBC, followed by the 15-minute "Modern Romances". This 45 episode contains original commercials and promos).
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Queen for a Day, Game Show, Game Shows, Kinescope
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A episode of of "Texaco Star Theatre" from 29th May 1951. The episode features guest star Danny Thomas. Picture quality sucks on ice. Contains some suggestive moments (well, not really, but it does have the star of the show in drag). Very dated, but not bad (hey, what do you expect for such a topical series?).
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 1950s, Fifties, Milton Berle, Danny Thomas
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This episode is also known "Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley", and was the forth in a series of specials hosted by Frank Sinatra. His guests are: Sammy Davis Jr, Joey Bishop, Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra, and another star whose surprise appearance I won't spoil. (this had been uploaded before, but that copy was watermarked. This copy has no watermark).
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1960s, 60s, Sixties, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Elvis Presley, The...
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A fourth compilation video that I (Argall) edited together, containing commercials for products and brands which are no longer available. The commercials are from the 1950s and 1960s. Sometimes the brand is still around but the exact product is gone, while in other cases both the product and brand are gone. The commercials range from "very good" to "very bad". Some of these come from the Adviews section, most do not.
Topics: Classic TV, Classic TV Commercial, Advertising, 1950s, 1960s, Classic Commercials for Defunct...
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An episode of the 1958 prime-time variety series known as "The Betty White Show", which starred Betty White. This episode is very incomplete. Exact air date unknown. This series was short-lived and largely forgotten today. Please forgive the badly compressed picture quality...this is digital compression, not reflective of what the original film print looks like!
Topics: Classic TV, The Betty White Show, Betty White, Television
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An episode of the popular television game show "What's My Line". The episode features Ronald Reagan as the mystery guest. Complete with original commercials and network ID. (if there's any problem with this upload, please let me know). Very simple, but very watchable television.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, What's My Line, Early Television, Steve Allen, Ronald...
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An episode of the silly, cute, short-lived sitcom "Meet Corliss Archer". This 1954-1955 series aired in first-run syndication. This is the Christmas episode of the series.
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Topics: TV, Television, Sitcom, Classic TV, Classic Television, Meet Corliss Archer, 50s, 50's, 1950s,...
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An episode of of the CBS game show "Stump the Stars" from 1963. Special guests are: Ed Begley and Jeanne Crain. Also known as "Pantomime Quiz".
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Topics: Stump the Stars, Game Show, Classic TV, Television, 1960s, 60s, Sixties
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An episode of "Your Hit Parade", a music-variety series featuring hit songs sung by the cast members. Not one of the better episodes, I'm sorry to say. Songs include: "Shanghai", "The Loveliest Night of the Year", "Sweet Violets", "I Get Ideas", "Come On-a My House", "Too Young", and "Because of You". In very poor shape, missing the cigarette commercials and with the wrong opening and closing, plus some sound and...
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Topics: Your Hit Parade, 1951, 50s, 1950s, 50's, 1950's, TV, Classic TV, Television
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An episode of the fondly-remembered 1950s childrens series "Rootie Kazootie". One of many puppet-based series of the era. (note: title given is not the original)
Topics: 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Classic TV, Rootie Kazootie, Television
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An incomplete episode of "The Betty White Show", a short-lived 1958 prime-time variety series starring Betty White. This episode is themed around jealousy.
Topics: The Betty White Show, Betty White, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Classic TV, Television
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Based somewhat on my unpopular YouTube series "Compilation of Miscellaneous Footage". This is a collection of clips from various public domain Classic TV footage. This has since become a series with furthur episodes (though the clips are longer starting episode episode 3).
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Retro, Compilation of Classic TV Footage
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An episode of "The Colgate Comedy Hour" with host Gene Wesson, and special guests Sonja Henie, Abbott & Costello, and a bunch of other people. Contains the original commrcials for Colgate-Palmolive products!
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Variety Series, Variety Show
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An episode of "Make Room for Daddy". In this episode, Danny and his wife try to avoid yelling at their children. Originally broadcast 20 March 1956, this copy is complete with original commercials for Dodge cars and Pall Mall cigarettes. (note: I believe this show is public domain, but I might be wrong on that. It wasn't registered with the copyright office until the late-1980s, so I believe the registration is invalid, but I might be wrong on that).
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Topics: Classic TV, Make Room for Daddy, Danny Thomas, Sitcom, Comedy, 1956
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A rare episode of the soap opera "The Edge of Night". Unusually well-directed for a late-1950s soapy, with some interesting camera angles. The print is obviously very beat-up, and possibly incomplete (though even back in the 1950s, daytime series had less minutes of actual show than prime-time series). The popular series aired from 1956 to 1984, but most of the pre-1978 episodes are lost. Please check your attic.
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Topics: The Edge of Night, Soap Opera, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Classic TV, Television
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An episode of the short lived (1953–1955) yet fondly remembered 1950s fantasy sitcom "Topper". This episode contains the original commercials for Camel cigarettes, as aired 2 July 1954.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Sitcom, Topper, Smoking, Anne Jeffreys, Robert Sterling, Leo G. Carroll,...
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An episode of "Judge Roy Bean", a 1950s syndicated TV western with a difference. Whether that's a good thing or not, you decide!
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Western, Judge Roy Bean, Edgar Buchanan
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An episode of the popular NBC comedy series "The George Gobel Show". This is the first episode of the show. His guests are Peggy King and Fred MacMurray (who is told by Gobel to do NOTHING during the episode, since he is their guest). Complete with original commercials.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Comedy, Variety Series, Variety Show, Popular, NBC,...
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An episode of "The Red Buttons Show", complete with the original commercials plus 1953 network ID. Highlights include Red playing a man who likes baseball too much, and a segment featuring the sexy Eartha Kitt singing a very strange song. Lowlights include a unfunny, painful, inaccurate, and inane spoof of silent westerns.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Early Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Red Buttons, Eartha Kitt, The Red...
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Unsold pilot starring Groucho Marx and George Fenneman. This is a comedy talk show with a game show element thrown in. Guests include a woman who wants to be president, two women who want husbands who love cats, and celebrity guest William H. Parker (police chief). Although this pilot didn't sell, it has a lot in common with a series which did make it to air called "Tell it to Groucho". I do not know if this is truly public domain.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Talk show, Game show, Groucho Marx, George Fenneman, Comedy, Unsold Pilot,...
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An episode of "The Ed Wynn Show", an early television comedy-variety series. This episode features special guests Olga San Juan and Howard Duff. Includes the original 1950 commercials for Camel cigarettes.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Comedy, Variety series, Ed Wynn, The Ed Wynn Show,...
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An episode (I don't know the exact date) of the 1954 version of "The Frankie Laine Show". While most 1950s variety series were live with an audience, this one is filmed with a fake audience-track. Lots of music, plus an acrobat act.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Frankie Laine Time, Music, Fifties, Connie Haines, Frankie...
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An unsold television pilot from 1961 called "Strictly for Laffs", in which comedians told jokes. Oddly, this pilot runs for 21 minutes, though the average show of the time lasted at least 24 minutes. Many people appear, including a few famous ones including Rose Marie, Alan Reed, and Moe Howard.
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Topics: Classic TV, Unsold Pilot, Television Pilot, 1960s, 60s, Sixties, Television
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A fifth compilation video that I edited together, containing commercials for products and brands which are no longer available. Sometimes the brand is still around but the exact product is gone, while in other cases both the product and brand are gone. The commercials range from "very good" to "very bad", and are from the 1950s/1960s. There's a non-50s/non-60s surprise at the end....
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Topics: Classic TV, Classic TV Commercial, Advertising, 1950s, 1960s, Classic Commercials for Defunct...
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An episode of the NBC game show "Concentration" from 2 October 1967(thanks for correct date given in review). I presume this is public domain, as it seems to lack a copyright notice. A interesting game show. (B&W kinescope of color telecast)
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1960s, 60s, Sixties, Game Show, Game Shows
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I don't know the exact date, but here's a delightful 1950 episode of "Howdy Doody". In this episode, Clarabelle finds out that another clown is coming to Doodyville, and is not amused! Includes one commercial for Ovaltine. They show an excerpt from a silent comedy film...what is the name of the film?
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, TV, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Kinescope, Howdy Doody, Popular
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An episode of the short-lived 1957-1958 sitcom "Date with the Angels", starring Betty White. In this episode, Vicki's nephew comes to visit, and quickly causes havoc.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Classic Television, Betty White, Date with the Angels, 1950s, Fifties, 50s